[AMPS] Re: Continuos Duty Amp
Fri, 1 Sep 2000 14:15:13 -0700
>At 09:31 AM 9/1/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>> Ok, how does "1.5CCS" relate to 1.5 klW peak output
>>> power? What exactly does "CCS" translate to mean?
>>> "Continuous commercial service", maybe?
>>> 73, Jim, KH7M
>>That is correct.."Continuous Commercial Service."
>>To test for this, place a brick on your key with amp putting put
>>1500 watts. Come back in a week and see if it is still @ 1500 watts.
>>If, so, you probably have a CCS rated amp.
>In my opinion buy surplus. If you really want a work horse and
>have the room forget the amateur desktop amps and get a used
>commercial or military amplifier that can loaf at 1500w out.
>Don't get me wrong, I love my old SB-220 desk top amplifier for the
>casual DX boast. But my Collins 204F is the DX/Contest king for a
>weekend's worth of heavy loafing at 1500w out.
€ When a dyed in the wool contestor/dxer talks about ''loafing at
1500W'' he is usually talking about ZSAC watts.
- Rich..., 805.386.3734, www.vcnet.com/measures.
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